Sunday, February 13, 2011

Teaching as an Art

Red Hill, looking east, 2/6/11

Depending upon the attitude we bring to our classrooms, teaching can be drudgery, employment to pay the bills, a craft, or even—in some moments—a form of artistic expression.

Much of what I do outside the classroom is to prepare myself fully for the work I do in the classroom.

This quotation from St. Francis of Assisi expresses how I feel really well:

“If you work with your hands, you’re a laborer.
If you work with your hands and your mind, you’re a craftsman.
If you work with your hands and your mind and your heart, you’re an artist.”
—Saint Francis of Assisi


Mrs. Pearce said...

very nice post!

Short Poems said...

Beautiful image :)

Dan Gurney said...

Thank you, Mrs. Pearce & Short Poems.